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Kid-Safe Browsing on iPad or iPhone

Thumbnail image for Kid-Safe Browsing on iPad or iPhone by Barbara J. Feldman March 18, 2014

In addition to the built-in IOS parental controls, you can fine tune iPad and iPhone safety by choosing the right browser. But in order for these kid-friendly browsers to be effective, you MUST disable the native iOS browser Safari and disable the installation of new apps. To modify these two settings, go to Settings > […]

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How to Turn on Parental Controls on an iPad

Thumbnail image for How to Turn on Parental Controls on an iPad by Barbara J. Feldman February 21, 2014

The parental control settings on the iPad and iPhone are called “Restrictions” and they are hiding under Settings / General. To get there, find the Settings icon (looks like a gear) and then scroll down to General. From there, you’ll tap on Restrictions. Here’s a screenshot of what you’ll see. My instructions continue after the […]

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4 Sochi Olympic Apps

Thumbnail image for 4 Sochi Olympic Apps by Barbara J. Feldman February 7, 2014

With the time difference, and your busy life, it can be hard to spend as much screen time with the Winter Sochi Olympics as you might like. But with these four apps (for both iOS and Android) you’ll be able to follow along wherever you are. NBC Sports Live Extra: If you are a US […]

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Bestselling Free and Paid Apps

Thumbnail image for Bestselling Free and Paid Apps by Barbara J. Feldman February 4, 2014

Everyone loves learning about new apps, and bloggers frequently share lists of their personal favorites. But which apps are actually the most popular? For this, you can go directly to the app stores themselves, and peruse their lists. The Apple iTunes store publishes two charts: one for free apps, and the other for paid apps. […]

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Apps for Back to High School

Thumbnail image for Apps for Back to High School by Barbara J. Feldman September 23, 2013

There are thousands of apps that can help students get through the year, and I haven’t tested most of them, so I not going to list any specific apps in this tip. But here a few categories of apps that you may not know about. Just search your app store (be it Apple or Google) […]

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Apple Adds Kill Switch to Deter Theft

Thumbnail image for Apple Adds Kill Switch to Deter Theft by Barbara J. Feldman June 11, 2013

The crime is so common that it’s even been given a name: Apple picking. So what exactly is Apple picking? It is the theft of an Apple iPhone. And it is such a huge problem that big-city prosecutors (including those from New York and San Francisco) have been asking Apple for kill switch that would […]

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